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These two London Plane trees in Columbia Cove Park have been selected as the first tree sculptures in the city of Brewster.
BREWSTER – The city took a step closer toward its first official tree sculpture project when it voted to authorize funds to address two diseased trees in Columbia Cove Park. At its regular monthly meeting, August 9, Council voted to authorize $5,000 dollars for the pruning and possible sculpting...
QUAD CITY – Schools at Bridgeport, Brewster and Pateros all began classes on Wednesday, August 30, while the Mansfield School district will start its school year on Sept. 5. Pateros There are four new faces on the teaching staff at Pateros schools this year, according to District Office...

Council Member Jackie Hentges
BRIDGEPORT – Owners of inoperable, unlicensed or junk vehicles within the city limits might want to start giving thought to what future plans they have in mind for their automotive “treasures”. The number of abandoned, junk and inoperable vehicles within the city limits has increased to the point...
BREWSTER – A packed chamber and full agenda faced city council members at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, August 9. Most significant among the evening’s business was news that the city was recently awarded a $6.3-million-dollar USDA Rural Development (RD) grant that will be used to...

Pateros hydro owner Dale Burnison watches as driver Fred Wright takes the vintage “Country Girl” out for an exhibition run on Lake Pateros last weekend.
PATEROS – Despite a strong competing venue – the Omak Stampede –  30 miles to the north last weekend, the Pateros Terry Troxel Memorial Hydro Classic, featuring the American Power Boat Association’s Western Divisional Championships, drew a strong crowd of both drivers and spectators at Lake Pateros...

Brian Paine, BBGC Director
BREWSTER – When Brian Paine assumed the post as director of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) - the only one at that time in Central Washington - in June 2015, part of his goal was to use the BBGC to seed others in the surrounding counties. That goal is now becoming a reality. The Boys and...

A firefighter checks the fire line on the south side of State Route 17. Photos by Mike Maltais
  BRIDGEPORT – A fast-moving brush fire that started around 1 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 4, along State Route 17, about 12 miles southeast of Bridgeport, was fully contained on Monday, August 7, after burning some 2,500 acres and triggering Level 3 evacuations for several homes in the area. “A Douglas...
  OKANOGAN - OCOG (Okanogan Council of Governments) will hold a meeting on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. The location will be at 303 2nd Ave. S., Suite A, Okanogan,  (TranGO Office). Please contact Melanie Carroll at (509) 557-6177 or email mcarroll@okanogantransit.com for any questions.   TranGO...
  BREWSTER – The Senior Center is receiving too much garbage left on the back porch in the guise as “donations,” said spokeswoman, Kathy Lowry. “We are thinking about putting up a security camera in the near future to "capture" the moment and the time of donations being left after hours and days...

Jeff Harmier of Brewster hoists the 23.5-pound king that put him in fifth place on the King of the Pool leaderboard. Photos by Mike Maltais
  BREWSTER – Despite smoky skies, record temperatures and high wildfire conditions, fisherman from around the Northwest gathered at Columbia Cove last Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, for the competition and comradery at the 12th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby King of the Pool honors went to Joel...

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